December Admission News You Need To Know

LSATs are no longer required for top law schools! Harvard, Georgetown, Columbia, Northwestern and more law schools will now accept the (supposedly easier) GRE as an alternative admissions test in order to boost diversity in their applicants. [Fortune]

How to explain (and not just excuse) your lower GPA. [US News]

Some admissions consultants can cost you a pretty penny— or $28K of them. [SF Gate]

Parents, step away from your kid's admissions essay and no one will get hurt. [Washington Post]

Avoid these pet peeves of college admissions officers. [Detroit News]

Confessions of a college application reader...[Teen Vogue]

Tips from a current Sweet Briar College student on writing an awesome admissions essay. [Sweet Briar College]

Now that's scary: Admissions-themed Halloween displays are all the rage now [Chronicle]

How to nail your MBA application. [US News]

Harvard hopes to boost U.S. Veteran applicants [The Crimson]